BRADFORD (Park Avenue) manager Mark Bower says it was a "no-brainer" to sign Ryan Hall on loan from Spennymoor Town, adding the winger has done well whenever he has played against them in the past.

Hall showed some promise on his debut in the 2-1 New Year's Day defeat at York City and Bower is sure he will help the side in attack.

The 25-year-old will make his Horsfall bow for the first time in tomorrow's home game against Boston United in the Vanarama National League North, in a side that could see some changes soon.

Bower said: "Ryan came in ahead of the York game, and I think there will be some movement for more new loan players over the next few weeks, as we have some loans that are coming to an end.

"Ryan's a player we've always kept an eye on, and he's done well whenever we've played against him. He's local, from Huddersfield, but he was attracted up to Spennymoor a couple of years ago, because they had big ambitions for promotion.

"We were aware he was available and it was a no brainer, especially given his locality. He played against us for Spennymoor last month, but even though we lost 3-0, he could see we were going in the right direction.

"He wants to play regular football. We can offer him that, and he'll help us up at the top end of the pitch."

Hall will need to be on top form if his new side are going to get anything from tomorrow's game with Boston.

Bower said: "Boston are a strong team with good experience. They score goals too, and a few people have told me that they're one of the best attacking sides in the league.

"We'll try and make it difficult in that regard, but we've got to take our chances in front of goal too. We need to try to get in front because that changes the whole complexion of the game."

Asked about the importance of Avenue's remaining home games, Bower said: "We've not been bad at home. Especially against better teams like Altrincham, York and King's Lynn.

"Boston have been around the play-offs all season themselves. They've looked at recruitment and they're serious about promotion. But aside from the second half debacle at Farsley, we've played well over Christmas against two leading teams."

Bower was impressed with the performance at York on Wednesday, especially after the break, when he said Avenue "looked like the team who were second in the league" and that they had York "on the rack".

They could not take advantage of their chances, but still netted in injury-time through Liam Hughes.

Bower said: "The way we've played in the last few games, how we've not scored is amazing to me. We've got into good areas and created very good chances but got nothing for it.

"Moving forward, hopefully Liam's goal gives us a lift and some belief and if we play like we did against York, we'll have a good chance of points against other teams.

"One win can soon snowball into two or three. We've got to keep believing, as we need those wins sooner rather than later."